LWCF Grant Round: Closed for the remainder of 2017
Overview: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is a federal grant program administered by the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS). LWCF consists of two parts or sides: the federal and the state side. The latter, administered in partnership with individual states and U.S. territories, provides grants for projects featuring “close-to-home” outdoor recreational opportunities for the public.
Alaska: More than $37 million in LWCF grants has been invested in about 350 projects in Alaska since inception of the program in 1965. Locally sponsored projects vary widely. Examples include a skate park in Sitka, ball fields in Barrow, a rifle range in Kodiak, community garden in Bethel, tot lot in Kotzebue, ski area in Cordova, and a swim beach in Fairbanks. LWCF grants have also been invested throughout Alaska in State-sponsored sites such as Chugach State Park, Clam Gulch State Recreation Area (SRA), Nancy Lake SRA, and Chena River SRA.
Eligible Applications: State, regional or local governments with the legal authority to provide park and recreation services on public land are eligible to apply for LWCF assistance.
Funding Priorities: See page 48-51 of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan: 2016-2021, for discussion of priorities.
High State Priorities
Moderate Priority Project
For further information, and to apply for an LWCF grant, click the following links:
- LWCF Grant Application - CLOSED
- Frequently Asked Questions
- General Provisions
- Section 106 Request for Review
- Maps & Site Plans: Examples
- Budget Workbook and Examples
- Resolution Authorizing Grant Application and Acceptance: Example
- Standard Forms Examples: 424a, 424b, 424c, 424d
- Categorical Exclusions from 2015 NPS NEPA Handbook
- Rating Form
Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), 2016-2021
For more information, contact the LWCF Grants Administrator at email@example.com or 907-269-8694.